Calls for Artists

This list includes local and national juried, and non-juried, competitions for artists of all media.

Disclaimer: RACC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. This list is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by these links.  

To submit a call for artists: Email your listing to mbauer@racc.org. RACC does not upload files (such as PDFs) with notices, but will enter an abbreviated form and then direct viewers to the organization’s website. Please provide short descriptions with contact information and deadline, that we can easily paste into our site.  

12/30/15
12/30/15

Theme: Portrait

Black Box Gallery will host a juried group photography exhibition on contemporary portrait photography. Pose and Gesture, Image and Identity, Documentary and Street,...

Deadline: 2/9/16
11/17/15
11/17/15

Student artists, emerging artists and established artists are invited to participate in our second annual Artist’s 8”x8” Challenge. Registered participants will...

Deadline: 2/10/16
2/8/16
2/8/16

The purpose of MEDIA is to exhibit artwork from across the spectrum of artist’s materials. The exhibition has no theme, but will strive to create conversations about the...

Deadline: 2/12/16
1/25/16
1/25/16

The Parrish Gallery at the Chehalem Cultural Center invites artists to submit artwork to the exhibition People of the NW | Photographed by Artists of the NW. The...

Deadline: 2/12/16
1/6/16
1/6/16

"Cultural Icons".

Icons are represented through many different forms, such as people, structures or even areas that had a significant impact within a culture. They symbolize the...

Deadline: 2/14/16
1/27/16
1/27/16

Art Labology’s latest competition is looking for artwork to inspire a short story. Join in a collaboration with writers using your artwork as their inspiration to write a short...

Deadline: 2/15/16
1/25/16
1/25/16

The Risk/Reward Festival showcases new works by indie performing artists from across the region. Come celebrate our 9th year blurring the boundaries of independent theater, music, dance, and...

Deadline: 2/15/16
1/14/16
1/14/16

Artists are invited to enter high quality artwork, photography, sculpture for this exhibit up to five pieces (files submitted should be jpg format, no larger than 2MB) by email to...

Deadline: 2/15/16
1/11/16
1/11/16

ReelAbilities Portland is seeking film submissions by and/or about the Disability community made in the Portland Tri County Area.

The festival is May 27-29th at the Alberta Rose Theatre in...

Deadline: 2/15/16
1/7/16
1/7/16

The Beverly Hills artSHOW announces a call to artists.  This show features artists, working in a variety of media, from around the country. Local and regional patrons, along with hotel...

Deadline: 2/15/16
12/9/15
12/9/15

Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 18th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while...

Deadline: 2/16/16
11/19/15
11/19/15

Artist’s Vision: The Noun Show: Person, Place, or Thing

Jurors:

Ms. Zemie Barr is an artist and curator based in Portland,...

Deadline: 2/16/16
12/14/15
12/14/15

Chemeketa Community College’s Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery is seeking submissions for exhibitions during the 2016-2017 academic years. All mediums will be considered for solo and group...

Deadline: 2/19/16
11/6/15
11/6/15

The Idaho State University Department of Art, in partnership with NFS/EPSCoR MILES* is excited to announce an open call for contemporary art exploring Water Ecology. ...

Deadline: 2/19/16
2/2/16
2/2/16

Ann Street Gallery is currently accepting submissions for comic art inspired work from artists in all medium for a curated group exhibition. The focus of the exhibition is to provide a survey of...

Deadline: 2/20/16
10/12/15
10/12/15

The creative spirit often spins out of control. How does one handle a vortex of senses, impressions and memories and capture the experience in the form of art?  Is chaos something you fear,...

Deadline: 2/21/16
2/8/16
2/8/16

The Beverly Hills Art Show is seeking fine artists to exhibit and sell their work in the May 21st & 22nd fine art show.   Held in the center of Beverly Hills along four historic...

Final deadline: 2/22/16
1/19/16
1/19/16

Art-Competition.net announces a call to artists for “Emotion & Energy of Color 3” an online international competition. Total prizes: $1,675 in Cash and Extensive Art Marketing...

Deadline: 2/22/16
2/2/16
2/2/16

Theme | NIGHT
Darkness penetrated by glowing light, night stars, illuminated landscapes, city scenes, empty streets and packed pubs, natural wonders, night-lights, deep...

Deadline: 2/24/16
2/5/16
2/5/16

Ugly Art Room's Mail Art Challenge theme for February "Bouquet," inspired by a Salvador Dali painting. Inventive takes on the theme is encouraged. Artists mail original work and...

Deadline: 2/25/16
12/30/15
12/30/15

The Port of Kennewick is seeking an artist or team of artists to create mural artwork on the walls of new production winery and tasting facilities in the Columbia Gardens Wine Village Development...

Deadline: 2/26/16
11/23/15
11/23/15

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is announcing that applications for the 2016 Art in the Park: Fine Art and Craft juried show are now available. Art in the Park, located in...

Deadline: 2/26/16
2/8/16
2/8/16

Art on Broadway Gallery, in the heart of historic downtown Beaverton, OR, is calling for entries of original artwork for its March Guest Show, Patterns and Nature"

This is a juried...

Deadline: 2/27/16
2/2/16
2/2/16

As one of the top five art festivals in the nation, Art In The Pearl attracts the foremost artists in America and Canada. The setting of the festival, combined with the first-rate artistic talent...

Deadline: 2/28/16
12/14/15
1/21/16

How would you illustrate “equity” to help your fellow Oregonians understand what it means? Meyer Memorial Trust and Northwest Health Foundation are seeking submissions from youth...

Deadline: 2/28/16
2/8/16
2/8/16

The Wilsonville Festival of Arts is now accepting submissions for 2016! We are looking forward to celebrating the arts on June 4th and June 5th at Wilsonville's Town Center Park.

The...

Deadline: 2/29/16
1/27/16
1/27/16

On February 1, apexart will launch its 9th annual Franchise Program Open Call for exhibition proposals: a curatorial opportunity to propose and produce an exhibition that takes place anywhere in...

Deadline: 2/29/16
1/20/16
1/20/16

Make an impact on the future of the city by bringing to life Portland’s proposed Green Loop, a six-mile pedestrian/bike urban promenade linking the city’s east and west sides. ...

Deadline: 2/29/16
2/5/16
2/5/16

RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry,...

Deadline: 3/1/16
1/27/16
1/27/16

Saturday May 14th the Altadena Library will be having a Latino Cultural Arts Festival with artists, musicians, authors, performers, food and drink! They are looking to showcase 30 or more Latino...

Deadline: 3/1/16
12/28/15
12/28/15

Alys Beach, in conjunction with Visit South Walton, invites artists to submit original digital artwork for the Ninth Annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, a one of a kind juried venue...

Deadline: 3/1/16
10/13/15
10/13/15

The Betty Feves Memorial Gallery at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon is currently accepting submissions for consideration for the 2016-17 academic year. The Feves Gallery is a...

Deadline: 3/1/16
2/8/16
2/8/16

The Crisp Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College invites you to submit works of video art for the annual “Jacket Video Art Showcase”. This is a screening of videos submitted by national...

Deadline: 3/4/16
2/1/16
2/1/16

A regional juried art show of work from the Pacific Northwest (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Western Montana, and Western Wyoming). Open to all media....

Deadline: 3/4/16
1/22/16
1/22/16

Bigger is better. Large artwork provides an awe factor that smaller sized pieces cannot, prompting a unique viewing interaction. Through their size we can visually and sometimes physically...

Deadline: 3/6/16
1/8/16
1/8/16

Wayne State College - U.S. Conn Library Renovation

1% FOR ART PROJECT

ELIGIBILITY

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ)...

Both have deadlines for: 3/7/16
12/21/15
12/21/15

LaGuardia Community College of New York City University is seeking innovative, contemporary 2D and 3D art work by U.S artist for solo exhibitions, during the 2016-2017 seasons. Send 10 images on...

Deadline: 3/8/16
2/8/16
2/8/16

The Visual Art Exchange wants to exhibit drawings, but they also want you to help us expand the idea of drawing. If you think your creative outlet could be considered...

Deadline: 3/9/16
2/3/16
2/3/16

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) in Ithaca, New York (downtownithaca.com) is now soliciting portfolios from sculptors, muralists, painters, and digital artists interested in being considered for...

Deadline: 3/11/16
2/1/16
2/1/16

You’re invited to an opportunity where seven artists will be awarded $5,000 commissions to create artwork and display at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF), July 2, 3, 4, 2016....

Deadline: 3/11/16
1/26/16
1/26/16

The Three Rivers Artist Guild is presenting an arts, culture and heritage event known as the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA) on August 13 and 14, 2016, to be held at the End of the...

Deadline: 3/15/16
1/8/16
1/8/16

The “Art Gallery” at Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA is currently accepting submissions from Washington and Oregon artists for exhibit vacancies through 2018....

Postmarked Deadline: 3/15/16
1/21/16
1/22/16

The City of North Plains requests proposals and qualifications from artists for the design and implementation of a public arts mural. This project is part of the ongoing revitalization of North...

Deadline: 3/16/16
2/5/16
2/5/16

Oregon Humanities is looking for Conversation Project leaders from all walks of life and levels of experience who can lead open and lively conversations.

The...

Deadline: 3/18/16
11/20/15
11/20/15

23 Sandy Gallery is calling for submissions to Wanderlust, an international juried exhibition of book and paper art. Wanderlust, a word that can mean many things. It's a German word, made from...

Deadline: 3/19/16
8/6/15
8/6/15

This exhibition at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (in California) welcomes artists who delve into subjects, themes, and motifs that have to do with our planet. Contemporary original...

Deadline: 3/19/16
2/3/16
2/3/16

The Around Oregon Annual exhibit is open to artists living in all parts of our state.  This exhibition recognizes the quality and diversity in creative expression of artists throughout Oregon...

Deadline: 3/20/16
1/27/16
1/27/16

The Spring Season is quickly approaching, and with it the magnificent display of all types of tress and plants! In this call for art, share with Linus Galleries the beauty of spring that you'...

Deadline: 3/21/16
1/22/16
1/22/16

Spaceworks Tacoma is seeking artists and artist teams from the Pacific Northwest who:
• Can develop a site responsive, temporary, public art display.
• Can successfully and...

Deadline: 3/21/16
10/19/15
10/19/15

Create a large woodcut with BIG INK at Whiteaker Printmakers. BIG INK is pleased to announce a partnership with Whiteaker Printmakers, located at 1328 W 2nd Ave, Eugene, OR 97402, for two one...

Deadline: 3/21/16
2/5/16
2/5/16

The Sequoia Gallery + Studios, a non-profit, 501 c3 art organization located in Hillsboro, Oregon invites all artists living in the greater Portland area to participate in a non-juried, open show...

Deadline: 3/26/16
1/29/16
1/29/16

The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to administer the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD), a program of the National Endowment for the Arts...

Deadline: 3/29/16
1/19/16
1/20/16

Art can inspire change and bring people together, crossing the borders of cultures and languages. Artists challenge the norm, imagine the potential and inspire social change.  Gutfreund...

Deadline: 3/31/16
1/19/16
1/19/16

Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) announces the launch of ChoreographyXX an innovative competition and performance project dedicated to nurturing the talents of North American female...

Deadline: 3/31/16
1/8/16
1/8/16

2016 marks the eighth year for this signature Beaverton event! Guests spend a summer day exploring downtown Beaverton where five 4’x4’ stages will showcase the talents of ten, unique...

Deadline: 3/31/16
2/5/16
2/5/16

Western Arts Alliance convenes nearly 800 presenters, artists, and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The conference features 200 exhibits, 170+ performances,...

Deadline: 4/1/16
1/26/16
1/26/16

Portland Community College invites proposals from artists to provide installation-ready art work for the Rock Creek Campus.  The College seeks existing work that will enhance the Campus's...

Deadline: 4/1/16
2/2/16
2/2/16

Our senses allow us our own unique way of experiencing the world, together, they form our understandings and opinions. Through sight, smell, taste hearing and touch, which of the senses...

Deadline: 4/3/16
2/5/16
2/5/16

The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities at Rutgers University  invites all self-identified women artists to submit artwork for possible inclusion in "Living in the Shadows:...

Deadline: 4/8/16
2/4/16
2/4/16

Applications are now being accepted for the 46th Annual Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair happening September 24 & 25, 2016.  Applications for consideration must be submitted by April 11,...

Deadline: 4/11/16
2/1/16
2/1/16

Each year the International Sculpture Center presents an award competition to its member colleges and universities as a means of supporting, encouraging, and recognizing the work of young...

Submission deadline: 4/13/16
11/19/15
11/19/15

Regional, national, and international artists (individuals and groups) working in all 2- and 3-dimensional mediums, as well as installation art, are invited to submit images of their work along...

Postmarked Deadline: 4/15/16
1/28/16
1/28/16
Florida Museum Of Photographic Arts is pleased to launch its 6th International Photography Competition. We invite worldwide photographers to take part in the competition.
 ...
Deadline: 4/17/16
1/4/16
1/4/16

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for its 9th year! It's almost 2016 and that means 6x6x2016 is just around the corner. Start the new...

Deadline: 4/17/16
2/1/16
2/1/16

Village Gallery is seeking artists for its 7th Annual Art Adoption (formerly Art Challenge.) This annual show brings in over 1,000 patrons throughout the month of May. The show features hundreds...

Deadline: 4/30/16
1/19/16
1/19/16

The Portland Community College Cascade Gallery is looking for solo, themed group, artist studio/teams, video and multimedia presentations for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Proposals are due...

Deadline: 4/30/16
1/19/16
1/19/16

Momma Tried is now accepting submissions of writing, photography, and visual arts for the third issue!

An ad-free, print-only art publication with stockists ...

Deadline: 4/30/16
1/19/16
1/19/16

Call for Artists. Arts & Accessibility showcase event series at CymaSpace is now accepting proposals for paid artists and collaborating participants beginning Summer 2016. Submit your proposal...

Deadline: 5/1/16
2/8/16
2/8/16

Open to all mediums, sizes & concepts that relate to, or include, a pattern. Consider zebra stripes, the family tartan, flight patterns, nautilus shell curves, quilts, breathing patterns, a...

Deadline: 5/13/16
2/2/16
2/2/16

Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 3rd Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by the distinguished Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Eric M....

Deadline: 5/31/16
1/21/16
1/21/16

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals ...

Deadline: 6/15/16
11/23/15
12/10/15

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is announcing the Call to Artists  for The Open Show as one of the largest shows of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The show displays work from...

Deadline: 6/19/16
11/23/15
11/23/15

The Festival is encouraging filmmakers and artists to submit films of all types to the North Portland Unknown Film Festival.

They will be holding an afternoon and evening session with...

Deadline: 7/1/16
2/3/16
2/3/16

10th annual prestigious Third Coast National is a non-...

Deadline: 7/8/16
2/3/16
2/3/16

Literary Arts is looking for authors publishing work this year in the genres of fiction, narrative nonfiction, poetry, children's literature, art and architecture, and food writing. ...

Deadline: 7/31/16
11/30/15
1/19/16

Alebrijes is seeking work that simmers just above the subconscious. This journal takes its name from the Mexican folk-art of colorful, intricately carved figures that live, eat, and...

No Deadline
11/4/15
11/23/15

A call for artists, arts educators, designers, illustrators, performers and creative people from around the world to collaborate with 798 International Children's Art Festival (798 ICAF) on a...

No deadline
10/23/15
10/23/15

Seeking artists in all mediums for new online and store front gallery. Emerging, established and serious hobbyists welcome to submit. No fee. For more information visit website below or email...

ongoing
10/5/15
10/5/15

The City of Beaverton Arts Program and Beaverton Arts Commission invite artists to participate in exhibit opportunities at the galleries and through community partner organizations. ...

No deadline
9/29/15
9/29/15
Multi-discipline

Metro’s Resource Conservation and Recycling School Education Program plans to seek a qualified vendor to provide conservation-themed puppet shows in area elementary schools. 

...

Deadline: Open until filled
9/29/15
10/5/15
Visual Art

Anthology 2015 | Call For Applications

Van Der Plas Gallery is pleased to announce its first edition of the annual juried exhibition Anthology.

Selected and curated...

8/17/15
8/17/15
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Karuna Contemplative Living, a boutique shop in the Hawthorne district, showcases the work of artists on a monthly basis. We are specifically seeking artist who are practitioners of yoga and...

No deadline
8/6/15
8/6/15
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Rose Schnitzer Manor, a senior living community located in SW Portland, is looking for artist speakers for its Cultural Café series.  Speakers from all arts disciplines are welcome....

No deadline
7/29/15
12/8/15
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The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create...

Deadline: First Wednesday of each month
7/6/15
7/6/15
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Agora Gallery New York, welcomes portfolio submissions from talented artists who are interested in having their work promoted to a wider audience....

No deadline
6/9/15
6/9/15
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"The Free Art Machine" by Chicago The Beautiful. They  create walls of free art in unexpected places, each piece selected from artist submissions. Pieces are free to take...

No deadline
4/1/15
9/25/15
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Gallery 114, a cooperative gallery located in the Pearl District is seeking innovative and talented artists to join our collective. Each of the artists has the opportunity to exhibit, individually...

No deadline
2/24/15
2/24/15
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The Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) located at 3800 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard inside Biggi Plaza, is seeking to showcase quarterly art displays by local artists. The space can...

Ongoing
9/16/14
7/29/15
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The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every...

Deadline: First Wednesday of each month
2/18/14
1/15/15
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Red Raven Gallery,440 ferry St. SE Salem,Oregon 97301. Right now they have member openings for but not limited to jewelers, furniture, ceramics and unique garden art.Members...
No deadline
11/15/13
11/15/13
n/a

SHELTERS: Whether it’s homemade, nature-made, diagrams, ideas and plans for a potential, photographs/paintings of your own, in the woods, in the city, underground, above ground, for humans,...

ongoing
10/8/13
10/8/13
n/a

The Planetary Path of Newberg, in partnership with the Ford Institute of Leadership Program, is developing a scale solar system in downtown Newberg, Oregon. Each planet will feature a common...

ongoing
9/3/13
9/3/13
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North Bank Artists Community Project is seeking new members for its gallery located in downtown Vancouver WA. North Bank Artists Gallery is dedicated to bringing exceptional art to the local...

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